Toxic Algae Bloom Prompts Utah Lake Closure

Aerial view of Utah Lake

On Friday, authorities closed Utah lake due to a toxic algae bloom that has turned it into a health hazard overnight. Public health officials warn that the algae release  dangerous chemicals which could lead to brain and liver damage in humans and animals. Swimming in the lake is now strictly forbidden. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has tested the waters and found that the level … [Read more...]